Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. Neal Chesnut is an Associate Professor of physics. He received his PhD in 2001 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After graduation, Dr. Chesnut accepted a postdoctoral research appointment at Los Alamos National Laboratory followed by a position as a Staff Scientist. His research is in the area of experimental condensed matter physics. His primary focus is the study of elements and alloys under high pressure-temperature conditions. The purpose of the research is to enhance our understanding of the structural and electronic properties of materials. Dr. Chesnut's responsibilities at the University of West Georgia includes teaching introductory and advanced physics courses, along with performing cutting edge research at the university and in collaboration with other universities and national laboratories. Undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in active research projects with Dr. Chesnut and to explore new projects of interest.

  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • PHYS-1111 (Introductory Physics I) Section: 01
    • PHYS-1111 (Introductory Physics I) Section: 02
    • PHYS-1111 (Introductory Physics I) Section: 03
    • PHYS-1111 (Introductory Physics I) Section: 04
    • PHYS-1111 (Introductory Physics I) Section: 05
    • BIOL-3825 (Research Methods) Section: 01W
    • CHEM-3825 (Research Methods) Section: 01W
    • GEOL-3825 (Research Methods) Section: 01W
    • MATH-3825 (Research Methods) Section: 01W
    • PHYS-3825 (Research Methods) Section: 01W

    Summer 2017 Sections

    • PHYS-1111 (Introductory Physics I) Section: 01
    • PHYS-1111L (Lab for Phys 1111) Section: 01
    • PHYS-1111L (Lab for Phys 1111) Section: 02
    • PHYS-1112 (Introductory Physics II) Section: 01
    • PHYS-1112L (Lab for PHYS 1112) Section: 01

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • PHYS-1112 (Introductory Physics II) Section: 01
    • PHYS-1112 (Introductory Physics II) Section: 02
    • PHYS-1112 (Introductory Physics II) Section: 03
    • PHYS-1112 (Introductory Physics II) Section: 04
    • PHYS-2212 (Principles of Physics II) Section: 01
    • PHYS-2212 (Principles of Physics II) Section: 02
    • PHYS-2212 (Principles of Physics II) Section: 03
    • PHYS-3313 (Electricity and Magnetism) Section: 01

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • PHYS-1111 (Introductory Physics I) Section: 01
    • PHYS-1111 (Introductory Physics I) Section: 02
    • PHYS-1111 (Introductory Physics I) Section: 03
    • PHYS-1111 (Introductory Physics I) Section: 04
    • PHYS-1111 (Introductory Physics I) Section: 05
    • PHYS-2211 (Principles of Physics I) Section: 01
    • PHYS-2211 (Principles of Physics I) Section: 02
    • PHYS-2211 (Principles of Physics I) Section: 03
    • BIOL-3825 (Research Methods) Section: 01W
    • CHEM-3825 (Research Methods) Section: 01W
    • GEOL-3825 (Research Methods) Section: 01W
    • MATH-3825 (Research Methods) Section: 01W
    • PHYS-3825 (Research Methods) Section: 01W

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • PHYS-2211 (Principles of Physics I) Section: 01
    • PHYS-2211L (Lab for PHYS 2211) Section: 01
    • PHYS-2212 (Principles of Physics II) Section: 01
    • PHYS-2212L (Lab for PHYS 2212) Section: 01

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • PHYS-3013 (Basic Electronics) Section: 01
    • PHYS-3521 (Experimental Physics II) Section: 01W

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • PHYS-1111 (Introductory Physics I) Section: 01
    • PHYS-3113 (Mechanics) Section: 01
    • PHYS-3511 (Experimental Physics I) Section: 01W

    Summer 2015 Sections

    • PHYS-1111 (Introductory Physics I) Section: 01
    • PHYS-1111L (Lab for Phys 1111) Section: 01
    • PHYS-1111L (Lab for Phys 1111) Section: 02
    • PHYS-1112 (Introductory Physics II) Section: 01
    • PHYS-1112L (Lab for PHYS 1112) Section: 01
    • PHYS-1112L (Lab for PHYS 1112) Section: 02

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • PHYS-2211 (Principles of Physics I) Section: 01
    • PHYS-2212 (Principles of Physics II) Section: 01
    • PHYS-3313 (Electricity and Magnetism) Section: 01

    Fall 2014 Sections

    • PHYS-1112 (Introductory Physics II) Section: 01
    • PHYS-2211 (Principles of Physics I) Section: 01
    • PHYS-3113 (Mechanics) Section: 01

    Summer 2014 Sections

    • PHYS-1112 (Introductory Physics II) Section: 01
    • PHYS-1112L (Lab for PHYS 1112) Section: 01
    • PHYS-2211 (Principles of Physics I) Section: 01
    • PHYS-2211L (Lab for PHYS 2211) Section: 01

    Spring 2014 Sections

    • PHYS-2211 (Principles of Physics I) Section: 02
    • PHYS-2212 (Principles of Physics II) Section: 01
    • PHYS-3313 (Electricity and Magnetism) Section: 01

    Fall 2013 Sections

    • XIDS-2001 (WDYRK: The Physical Universe) Section: 01
    • PHYS-2211 (Principles of Physics I) Section: 01
    • PHYS-2211 (Principles of Physics I) Section: 02
    • PHYS-3511 (Experimental Physics I) Section: 01W
    • PHYS-4313 (Modern Physics) Section: 01W

    Summer 2013 Sections

    • PHYS-2211 (Principles of Physics I) Section: 01
    • PHYS-2211L (Lab for PHYS 2211) Section: 01
    • PHYS-2212 (Principles of Physics II) Section: 01
    • PHYS-2212L (Lab for PHYS 2212) Section: 01

    Spring 2013 Sections

    • ASTR-2313 (Astronomy) Section: 02
    • PHYS-3313 (Electricity and Magnetism) Section: 01
    • PHYS-3521 (Experimental Physics II) Section: 01W